Caring for 100% wool
Wool- especially chunky- can be mega daunting to care for. If you can't put it in the washing machine, what are you supposed to do? There's a few simple things that can make a world of difference in keeping your knits looking as fresh as the day you bought them.
STEP ONE- STORING
Knits are best stored folded rather than hung, to prevent any stretch that might occur over time from hanging for long periods.
To keep everything safe from moths use scents like cedar, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. Keep dried herbs in a pouch stored with your knits, or spray them often with oil based versions.
STEP TWO- PILLING
Pilling is natural and occurs from friction, so you'll often find it under armpits and around hems of jumpers. There's not really a way to avoid it, but to stop it from taking over use a wool comb to regularly comb out the excess fuzz and pilling.
If you want to be super on it, giving it a quick comb after every wear will keep it as fresh as possible and you'll never see a bobble. But realistically you can do this once a month or so on a slow Sunday with a cup of tea in hand.
STEP THREE- STAINS
Wool is a natural fibre and repels odors, which means it really doesn't need washing often. Treat any stains by spot cleaning- wet the area, apply stain. remover, leave for 10 minutes, and wash off.
STEP FOUR- WASH
Washing wool can be a bit of a task- especially a big chunky babe like the blossom jumper but it's relatively simple.
Wool doesn't need to be washed very often at all, you can do it every 6 months or so if you're spot cleaning stains as they happen. For the lazy girls method- just take it to the dry cleaners! The most eco option is to do it yourself, so click through here to learn how to wash your knits by hand.